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Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti

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Dominican Republic

Corporate and finance
Corporate and finance - ranked: tier 3

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti

Approaching its 50th anniversary, Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti fields an experienced team of lawyers with expertise in multi-jurisdictional corporate and finance mandates. Georges Santoni acted for Encina Business Credit on structuring a $25m asset-based loan to Encore Repair Services. José Maldonado assisted Italian company Peyrani with its incorporation of a branch in the Dominican Republic, and also advised Ingenieros Y Constructores Asociados on the structuring and administration of a $14m real estate trust. Other key team members include ‘strategic planner’ Román Medina. At associate level, Ana María Frías pays ‘attention to detail’, while Monica Villafaña has ‘deep business knowledge’, ‘looks after clients’ interests with a full understanding of risk’, ‘always adds value’ and also provides ‘impressively fast follow-ups on every topic’. María Esther Fernández2 left to join Raful Sicard & Polanco in March 2018.

Leading lawyers

Georges Santoni - Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti

Although it counts contractual disputes and tax litigation as core strengths, the team at Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti handles all kinds of litigation across a wide range of sectors. Group head Georges Santoni defended Domicem against criminal proceedings brought by Familia Vizcaín regarding an alleged violation of property; and together with Rosa Campillo, also defended Mead Johnson Nutrition in an unauthorised use-of-image case. In the energy sector, Luis Heredia acted for Isla Dominicana de Petróleo in a case brought by the Asociación Nacional de Detallistas de Gasolina and an individual concerning an alleged breach of commercial fuel-sale regulations. Litigator José Maldonado is also a key member of the team, as is Manuel Conde, who joined as a senior associate (from his own firm, Marra & Conde) and now coordinates the litigation department. However, María Esther Fernández left to join Raful Sicard & Polanco in March 2018. Other clients include Robert Bosch and Almacenes Sema.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti’s practice is praised for its ‘very good response times, knowledge and value for money’. Group head Rosa Campillo and senior associate Mónika Fiallo have ‘deep knowledge of local law and a good understanding of client needs, notably in the pharmaceuticals industry’; they defended Mead Johnson Nutrition in a case involving unauthorised image use, as well as advising GSK on an administrative appeal to the Ministry of Health regarding data protection and pharmaceutical-product commercialisation permits. Cortés Hermanos is a client on the copyright side; and Comercial N&J, Casa Paco and Apple recently instructed the team on trade mark matters. Other work saw Campillo and Fiallo advise Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health and Tetra Pak on IP regulatory matters.

Next generation lawyers

Mónika Fiallo - Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti

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Real estate and tourism
Real estate and tourism - ranked: tier 4

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti

Construction, development, and land and property transactions are core strengths of Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti’s department, which also handles licences, regularisation and due diligence. José Maldonado advised Ingenieros Constructores Asociados on its purchase of the Ettore condominium project, and has been assisting Turkish multinational Kiliç Deniz Urunleri Uretimi Ihracat Ithalat Ve Ticaret with setting up a production and processing plant and mariculture project in Manzanillo Bay. The ‘strategic’ Román Medina advised Ari Barshi on his purchase of a 1,362sqm plot of land in Azua to develop a tourist rental project. Other clients include Almacenes Sema. Associate Ana María Frías is noted for her ‘detail-oriented follow-ups’.

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